Heroes for Sale
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Many a mystery is less bewildering than Heroes for Sale, which was not intended as a puzzler at all."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Not a gram of fat in Wellman's crazy, urgent, ribald Depression pamphlet"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A satisfactory but vexing populist social conscience film from the Depression-era."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This is also bracingly egalitarian, attacking the hypocrisy of communists and capitalists alike."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"A Pre-Code Battle in Seattle... Heroes for Sale is not a perfect film, and not particularly interested in perfection, but really and truly, pretend this isn't a cliché: they don't make 'em like this anymore."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"The schizophrenic tone twists as much as the plot... but Wellman's gritty sensibility makes it simmer."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"A hokey melodrama that is too far from reality to be enjoyed."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An astonishment: a no-punches-pulled social history of America from World War I to 1933 that covers trench warfare, drug addiction, Communism, automation, labor riots, false imprisonment, xenophobia, bread lines and more."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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